Book Review: The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash

22070838Title: The Flip

Author: Michael Phillip Cash

Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts, Horror

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 3,5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants’ junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couple’s marriage survive The Flip?

Julie and her husband Brad are both house flippers. They buy cheap houses, clean out the junk left by the old occupants, renovate the house, and then try to make a profit. However, when they end up being Hemmings House on Bedlam Street, the Victorian mansion is different from any house they’ve worked on before. The house has an eerie atmosphere, and while working there, Brad gets overwhelmed by feelings ranging from anger to fear. Also, ever since they started work on the house, Brad and Julie have been at odds. Brad wants to flip the house as soon as possible, while Julie wants to keep it as a B&B.

Things get worse as the ghosts haunting the mansion starts to follow Brad home. Then, when after some strange incidents, Julie and Brad are foced to move into the mansion, they realize they might have some actual ghosts on their hands.

The Flip was an interesting book. It was nowhere near as scary as I hoped from reading the back cover. It can’t really be identified as horror – it’s more like a paranormal mystery focusing on ghosts. There’s no blood or gore, and it’s not actually scary, even though some things happen that would certainly be scary in real life. The book lacks suspense at times, and the pacing isn’t always spot on either. It starts out slow, and picks up toward the middle, but even then, it seems to slow down at random times.

A good read, not the best, but definitely enjoyable. Recommended to people who enjoy paranormal mysteries.

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